[Biturbos4] White smoke

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Mon Jan 26 07:51:54 PST 2009

White smoke?  Do you mean steam?  Does it dissipate or linger?

If its steam, it is either condensation boiling off ( hope this is true) 
or water entering the cylinder via either the turbo bearing or the head 
gasket - other places the high pressure typically keeps it OUT under 

Incidentally, ELF excellium full-tech NF 5W40 is excellent oil.


Aurangzeb M. Agha wrote:
> This is for an '01 S4.
> Back story: On saturday morning, my car was working fine.  I had my oil 
> change (not at my regular mechanic) and he suggested putting in ELF rather 
> than my standard, Mobil-1.  I drove the car home.
> Did not drive the car on Sunday.
> Started the car this morning, and got on the freeway (2 min drive).  As 
> soon as I hit the accelerator, I had white smoke coming out of my 
> tail-pipe, with more coming out as I accelerated.  There is *no* check 
> engine light.
> I'm taking my car in to the mechanic in a few hours.  Any thoughts on 
> things I should tell him to consider looking at?
> Thx,
> Aurangzeb
> --
> '01 Audi S4
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